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6 Strategies for Handling Weight Loss Interruptions

What to do about your weight when your focus is interrupted due to life's interruptions? Have you ever had your weight loss interrupted by something you didn't foresee and/or couldn't control? And it wasn't just a party or vacation that threw things off? These past 6 weeks have been a nightmare for me! What was supposed to be a routine colonoscopy turned into a major hand infection from an iv. Not only did I learn how important it is to follow your gut when you know something is really ...

Getting Back on Track and Back to the Basics

It's now almost the end of March. For those of you who started a new weight loss plan in January or made New Year's resolutions, how are you doing? Still on track? Hopefully you're doing great! If not, it's not too late! Don't worry, you can do this! This is the time to get re-centered, reorganized, read up on the basics and get back on track with weight loss and maintenance. Here are 5 tips to get you back on track with weight loss and maintenance if you aren't where you want to be: Are ...

Should you weigh and measure your food portions?

Yes! When trying to lose or maintain weight, it's so important to weigh and measure your food portions. Since every bite counts when you're trying to lose weight, you need to know how much that, "bite," is. The Importance of Weighing and Measuring Your Food Portions A little of this, and a little of that, can add up very quickly if you're not careful. Often times I will hear people say, "Oh, I don't count that," or "It's just a little bit." Coffee creamer, ketchup, it all adds up. You ...

How to Peel and Spiralize Butternut Squash

Having trouble peeling your butternut squash? Tired of cutting your fingers? Not sure what spiralizer to buy? Making butternut squash noodles is super easy when you have the right tools and the right know how. What kind of tools or equipment do I need to spiralize? I recommend two spiralizing products: 1. Paderno Spiralizer This Paderno Spiralizer was my very first spiralizer. It has a great price point. I've used mine for years. It has different attachments you can ...

6 Healthy Appetizers for Super Bowl Parties

I'll admit it, I've never been much into watching the Super Bowl except for half-time and when the Seahawks play. That's what living in Seattle has done for me! Go Hawks! But I love to make healthy appetizers for Super Bowl parties. Are you shocked? Me - love to make food for parties? Yep, you know me so well! Or if you don't, you will soon if you sign up for my newsletters! Just started your New Year's Diet and don't want to blow it? Need some healthy appetizers for the Super Bowl? W...

6 Healthy Tips for Starting the New Year On Track!

It's that time of year again! You know New Year's Resolutions and all of that.  A majority of people put losing weight at the top of their list, however, the goal often falls by the wayside by March. If this is one of your resolutions or goals for the year, let's do something different.  Follow my healthy tips.  Instead of saying, "I will lose ___ pounds," say to yourself, "I will make and maintain at least 6 new healthy habits this year." This post does contain affiliate ...

Roasted Vegetables – My Secret Way to Stay Trim

A few years ago after joining Weight Watchers or WW (as it's now called) I learned the best way for me to stay full and satisfied is to eat lots of vegetables for snacks as well as meals.  Unfortunately eating a ton of raw vegetables is sometimes too hard on my digestive system, but roasted vegetables are great. Prep roasted vegetables for the week! Every Sunday I make a big pan of roasted vegetables and put them in a few containers and use them over the week. It makes my life so easy having ...

Need a great mixer? Check out my new Nutrimill Artiste Mixer!

One of the perks of being a food blogger is getting to test out new products. I received this Nutrimill Artiste mixer. I had actually seen it last March at the Everything Food Conference and loved it. So imagine how excited I was when they sent me one to try! There was no pressure for a positive review but just my honest opinion. I'm still testing it out, but so far I absolutely love it! And that's saying something, since I really loved my Kitchen Aid. To see more pictures of this mixer in ...

10 Healthy Recipes You Need to Make Now Before the Holidays

Why Do You Need to Make These 10 Healthy Recipes Now? Because of the craziness and stress of the approaching holidays! It's fall, you can feel the holidays approaching fast. Furthermore, you know the craziness that will be here in just a few short weeks. Yet you feel a bit helpless, as you have some time now, but know that's all going to change very quickly. These food centric holidays are coming and can be a nightmare at times for those of us trying to lose weight or even maintain our ...

How to Use the Instant Pot – I’m Scared to Death and Need Help!

So you bought an Instant Pot! Or did someone give one to you and you have no idea how to use it? Or are you just scared to death to use it?  I've had so many people tell me that they are scared to even try it as well as a ton of questions about how to use the Instant Pot lately. Never fear, Amy is here! I will teach you how to use the Instant Pot and will be adding more tips and tricks over time. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started. Getting Started Using Your Instant Pot If you ...